Roadmap to a Hunger-Free Future
Without the establishment of sustainable agricultural production and food systems around the world, hunger and malnutrition will continue to be a chronic problem, as well as a severely acute problem in times of crisis, disaster, epidemics and pandemics.
Even though 4 billion metric tons of food are produced each year, more than enough to feed every man, woman and child in the world, one-third of global food producers' work gets wasted.
High-income countries leave food on the plate while low- and middle-income countries* leave food in the field or lose it in production.
Inequalities, conflicts, environmental conditions and lack of knowledge and resources also consistently take food from the mouths of the poorest 2 billion people in the world.
To reach Zero Hunger by 2030, the World Food Programme, Project Everyone and UNICEF created a high-level road map to help drive the world toward the specific success targets for ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition, promoting sustainable agriculture and promoting global health and well-being for all at all ages. It includes:
- Putting the poorest first by expanding social protection programs for the most vulnerable
- Ensuring everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food by improving rural infrastructure and creating more efficient supply chains
- Increasing the nutritional value of our global and local diets by helping farmers cultivate a sustainable variety of crops and educating consumers about the importance of eating a wide range of nutritious foods. Currently, rice, wheat, corn and soy make up 60 percent of calories consumed
- Reducing food waste by getting food to the plates of those who need it, not just those who can afford it
- Prioritizing the nutritional needs for nursing mothers and children in the first 1,000 days of life
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